Tabata leaves game with left leg injury

Tabata leaves game with left leg injury

MILWAUKEE -- Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata came out of Wednesday afternoon's game against the Brewers with an undisclosed injury to his left leg while stealing the go-ahead run into scoring position.

With the score tied at 4 and two outs in the eighth, Tabata stole second, his first steal of the season. As he slid across the base right-foot first, he jammed his left foot into the bag and limped off the field with the help of assistant athletic trainer Ben Potenziano.

James McDonald ran for Tabata, and scored the go-ahead run on a single by Brandon Inge. The Pirates ended up with a 6-4 victory over the Brewers.

"He jammed his left leg going into the base," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Tabata. "He'll see the doctors back in Pittsburgh and be evaluated on Friday."

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